Azerbaijani Shelling of Armenia’s Chinari Village Causes Major Damage

The Chinari village in Armenia's Tavush province was continuously shelled by Azerbaijan
The Chinari village in Armenia's Tavush province was continuously shelled by Azerbaijan

The Chinari village in Armenia’s Tavush province was continuously shelled by Azerbaijan

YEREVAN—Azerbaijani army’s incessant shelling of Chinari village in Armenia’s Tavush Province has caused millions of drams in damage and threatened the civilian population there, according to village officials who estimated that damage at exceeding 12 million drams.

The attacks on villages in the Tavush Province of Armenia began on Thursday morning and continued through Friday and into early Saturday morning, when Armenian civilian positions in Barekamavan village, also in Tavush/
“The Azerbaijani shooting damaged several houses, the roof of the kindergarten and a tractor. In addition to that, a barn was burnt down, with forage stored inside. One of our villagers suffered 12-13 million AMD in damages,” the Chinari village chief. Samvel Saghoyan told

He also reported that Azerbaijani snipers shot at a 17-year-old boy near the village cemetery. The boy managed to find shelter for two hours behind a grave stone and avoided injury.

The Investigative Department of Tavush province in conducting a forensic examination of the area and has launched a criminal case over the shelling of the Chinari village, which caused heavy damage including destruction of residential areas and damaging the local kindergarten building.

Armenia’s Human Rights Defender Arman Tatoyan held a phone conversation Monday with the representative of the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe over the most recent of breach of the Armenian border by Azerbaijan.

Tatoyan expressed concern that the Azerbaijani armed forces are targeting mainly civilians and their property, shelling schools, kindergartens and houses, especially at times of the day when the possibility of causing harm to civilians is higher.

The Ombudsman stated that the international community must publicly condemn the targeted actions against civilians.

According to the agreement reached between the Ombudsman and the Office of the CoE Commissioner for Human Rights, the data on the recent shelling of bordering Chinari, Barekamavan villages of Tavush province and their consequences will be summed up and submitted to the commissioner.


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  1. State of Emergency said:

    It should be amply evident by now that the international community doesn’t give a hoot.

  2. Serge said:

    Are we going to retaliate? or let them do this over and over and over again? How long are we going to tolerate this humiliation and non-sense?
    Can please somebody tell me why don’t we give them a lesson so they would stop attacking Armenia?

  3. ArA said:

    No. U gotta give them a few bazzookas and bombs in their nose. All the way to baku. Might makes right. Kill or we get killed. God bless our Armenia.

  4. nazareth samuelian said:

    Retaliate back .thats what any nation will do for their safety .shelling their villages see what happens .long live armenia .my strong armenia

  5. Novelliani said:

    Are you kidding ? What is the Armenian side doing? Are they just being sitting ducks to target shooters? Where is the Armenian army? Where is our so called retaliatory response?are we that afraid to take action? ?????????????

  6. Vic said:

    One day, a kid goes home all bloody-faced. His mother asks him what had happened? He tells her a bully confronted him on the street and asked him for money. He refused. The bully began punching him in retaliation. “And he punched, and punched, and kicked nonstop”, says the boy in tears. At this point, the shook-up mother asks: “And did you at least punch him back?” “Well, mom,” the kid says, “I decided to punch him after his 10th punch, but the chicken @#%& stopped at the 10th punch and let go of me”…. GET IT???

  7. Vagharshak Sevulyan said:

    We must take some more like 5 KM land for buffer zone , we also send some missiles , but I am sure Russia is not allowing this offensive action, politic should stop military must take action.